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The oncologist wife of a prominent child psychologist suspects her husband has an unhealthy scientific obsession with their child, unaware of what - or who - is really going on inside his head.


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Carter / Cain / Dr. Nix / Josh / Margo
Dr. Waldheim
Lt. Terri
Sgt. Cally
Kathleen Callan ...
Ed Hooks ...
Jim Johnson ...
Night Clerk
Noe Montoya ...
Gardener (as Noé Montoya)
Riq Boogie Espinoza ...
Carolyn Morrell ...
W. Allen Taylor ...
Scott Townley ...
Little Boy (Josh)
Mary Uhland ...
Steve Schill ...
James Van Harper ...
Young Detective
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Young Lover (uncredited)
John McGowan ...
Sam, Karen's son (uncredited)
Boy in Park (uncredited)

Directed by

Brian De Palma ... (directed by)

Written by

Brian De Palma ... (written by)

Produced by

Gale Anne Hurd ... producer (produced by)
Michael R. Joyce ... co-producer

Music by

Pino Donaggio ... (music by)

Cinematography by

Stephen H. Burum ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Robert Dalva ... (edited by)
Paul Hirsch ... (edited by)
Bonnie Koehler ... (edited by)

Editorial Department

Adam C. Frank ... assistant editor
Sheri Galloway ... assistant editor
Robert Grahamjones ... assistant editor
Samuel H. Hinckley ... apprentice editor (uncredited)

Casting By

Pam Dixon ... (casting by)

Production Design by

Doug Kraner

Art Direction by

Mark Billerman

Set Decoration by

Barbara Munch

Costume Design by

Bobbie Read

Makeup Department

Thomas Floutz ... special makeup effects artist
Emanuel Millar ... hair stylist

Production Management

John Engel ... post-production supervisor (as John S. Engel) / unit production manager (as John S. Engel)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

James Dyer ... first assistant director (as Jim Dyer)
Gwyneth Horder-Payton ... second second assistant director
Annie Spiegelman ... second assistant director

Art Department

Kristin Argue ... drapery
Rodney Armanino ... assistant property master
Al Arthur ... greensman
Jennifer Clinard ... standby painter
Richard W. Clot ... construction coordinator
J. Michael Davis ... set dresser / swing gang
Joanne Desmond ... shop general
Loren Hillman-Morgan ... set painter
Peter Hoobyar ... swing gang
Geoffrey Lake ... greensman
Ray Mondoux ... assistant construction coordinator / construction foreman
Bill Patchet ... greensman
Edward C. Penna ... swing gang
Gary E. Roloff ... leadman
Kristen Ross ... art department coordinator
Karen Sorum ... stand-by scenic
Don W. Wegner ... set designer
George Zimninsky ... greensman
Michael Meier ... carpenter (uncredited)
Michael W. Moore ... prop maker (uncredited)

Sound Department

James Ashwill ... foley mixer
Carolina Beroza ... sound editing second assistant
Allan Bond ... adr recordist
Susan Dudeck ... adr supervisor
Leigh French ... adr group coordinator
Nerses Gezalyan ... foley recordist
Mark Harris ... machine operator: Skywalker Sound
Jonathan Klein ... adr editor
Rick Kline ... re-recording mixer
John Morris ... supervising sound editor
Bob Newlan ... dialogue editor
Dan O'Connell ... foley artist
Kevin O'Connell ... re-recording mixer
Greg Orloff ... foley mixer
Mark Pappas ... foley editor
Rodger Pardee ... sound effects editor
Matt Patterson ... recordist: Skywalker Sound
Michelle Pleis ... sound editing first assistant
Jim Quinn ... machine operator: Skywalker Sound (as James Quinn)
Charleen Richards ... adr mixer
Steve Richardson ... foley editor
Jerry Ross ... supervising sound editor
Fred Runner ... assistant sound mixer / boom operator
Gary L.G. Simpson ... stage engineer: Skywalker Sound (as Gary Simpson)
Conrad Slater ... cable person / second boom operator
Steve F.B. Smith ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Alicia Stevenson ... foley artist
Nelson Stoll ... production sound supervisor
John Thomas ... sound effects editor
Hugo Weng ... dialogue editor
Bob Newlan ... sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

Karin Hanson ... special effects hair
Robbie Knott ... special effects coordinator
Tom Knott ... special effects technician


Glory Fioramonti ... stunts (as Gloria Fioramonti)
Gary Hymes ... stunt coordinator
Spiro Razatos ... stunts
Myke Schwartz ... stunts
Fred Waugh ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

J. Chuck Biagio ... best boy grip
Alan S. Blauvelt ... first assistant camera
Dustin Blauvelt ... camera operator
Phil Bray ... still photographer
Howard Campbell ... grip
Dave Childers ... dolly grip
Jonathan Doff ... video assist operator
Don L. Henderson ... grip
Rod M. Janusch ... lamp operator (as Rod Janusch)
Larry McConkey ... steadicam operator
J. Michael Muro ... steadicam operator (as James Muro)
Dan Nelson ... grip
Medel Ramos ... lamp operator
John Schoening ... lamp operator
Mark Stanley ... key grip
Terry Sullivan ... lamp operator
Kevin Thompson ... electrician (uncredited)

Location Management

Oscar Briones ... locations production assistant
Bruce Devan ... location manager
Debra A. Girard ... assistant location manager
Cynthia LaPointe ... location manager
Ellen Lent ... location scout (as Ellen Winchell)
Claudia Eastman ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

Frank Fitzpatrick ... music supervisor
Natale Massara ... conductor

Script and Continuity Department

Carol DePasquale ... script supervisor (as Carol De Pasquale)

Transportation Department

John Melendez ... transportation co-captain

Additional Crew

Richard Brestoff ... adr loop group
Thomas Brunelle ... adr loop group
James F. Dean ... adr loop group
Christopher Desmond ... set medic coordinator
Ernest Farino ... title designer (as Ernest D. Farino)
Leigh French ... adr loop group
Elisa Gabrielli ... adr loop group (as Elisa Pensler)
Kay Kimler ... fight choreographer
Kris Fullan Martinez ... production coordinator
Kathryn Mindala ... assistant accountant
Joe Murphy ... production accountant
Jennifer Scott ... assistant production coordinator
Bridget Sienna ... adr loop group
Ruth Silveira ... adr loop group
Arnold F. Turner ... adr loop group
Daniel Wheatcroft ... studio executive
James J. Wilhelm ... craft service
Sandra L. Yeary ... assistant accountant

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Plot Summary

Jenny Nix, wife of eminent child psychologist Carter Nix, becomes increasingly concerned about her husband's seemingly obsessive concern over the upbringing of their daughter. Her own adulterous affair with an old flame, however, causes her to neglect her motherly duties until a spate of local kidnapings forces her to accept the possibility that he may be trying to recreate the twisted mind-control experiments of his discreditied psychologist father. Written by Ross Horsley

Plot Keywords
Taglines De Mented, De Ranged, De Ceptive, De Palma See more »
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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Father's Day (United States)
  • L'esprit de Caïn (France)
  • Mein Bruder Kain (Germany)
  • En nombre de Caín (Spain)
  • Síndrome de Caim (Brazil)
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  • 92 min
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Box Office

Budget $12,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $37,170,057

Did You Know?

Trivia In 2012, Peet Gelderblom, a devoted fan of Brian De Palma, did a fan re-cut of this film after becoming aware of De Palma's regret of changing the first half of the film during post-production. The film was originally supposed to begin with Jenny's subplot of the film and the Carter Nix/Cain's subplot was supposed to emerge later in the story. After acquiring a copy of De Palma's screenplay, Gelderblom re-ordered the scenes as originally intended and it was released on the website Indiewire on January 31st, 2012 with positive feedback. Even Brian De Palma himself was very pleased with the results. So much so that when the film was going to be released on Blu-ray by Shout! Factory in 2016, De Palma was able to convince Shout! to hold off on their initial release so the Re-Cut could be included on the Blu-ray. What was just a fan re-cut of the film has now officially become De Palma's Director's Cut. Gelderblom expressed on his website how extremely happy he was. See more »
Goofs At 58:21, when the medical examiner pulls the sheet away to uncover Karen ("You should see the expression on her face"), one can see actress Teri Austin opening her eyes as the sheet is moved. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in De Palma (2015). See more »
Soundtracks Morning (from 'Peer Gynt') See more »
Quotes [Cain tells Dr. Nix to stay out of his way]
Cain: But hey, I'm not one to hold a grudge. After all, where would I be without you, Baumse?
Dr. Nix: You wouldn't exist.
Cain: That's right. But I do exist, don't I? I'm that fucked-up experiment of yours that just won't go away. Hickory, dickory, doc. Cain has picked his lock. I'm outta here. The cat's in the bag and the bag is going in the river. So don't fuck with me, dad! You may lose more than your license this time.
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